LG G-Slate is the pop star of the tablet world -- in 3D!

The LG G-Slate is busting some moves alongside a Korean ex-boy-band pop star in the latest -- and weirdest -- tablet leak.

The LG G-Slate is a pop star. The Android tablet made its musical debut alongside a Korean ex-boy-band pop star in this latest, weirdest leak of a new tablet PC -- and rumours suggest it may be the first 3D tablet, too.

The G-Slate appears in the clip for What Can I Do, featuring K-pop pretty boy Seungri breaking "it" down in a garage, and chatting up the ladies in a vaguely Logan's Run-style bar. One disgruntled filly drops a necklace in a glass of champers, and the camera lingers lovingly on the G-Slate, propped up on the bar where it's just asking to have gin spilled all over it.

It's all a natural function of the story, obviously, and not a clanging piece of product placement -- there's clearly a massive and previously untapped crossover between fans of bouncy Korean electropop and new consumer technology.

The G-Slate is set to be powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb , the forthcoming tablet-friendly version of Google's mobile operating system. You wouldn't guess it from the video, however, as Seungri and friends are more interesting in prancing about than downloading sweet Android apps .

The G-Slate appears to boast two cameras, so it can film 3D video. That can then be played back on the Slate without glasses.

It's not clear what the G-Slate's relationship is to the LG Optimus Pad , the forthcoming bigger brother of LG's Optimus smart phone range. They may even be one and the same device, if G-Slate turns out to be a new name for the O-Pad.

Motorola and HTC are also preparing Honeycomb tablets for launch this year. Amid this chorus line of rivals, the iPad 2 is also on the cards.

The G-Slate is set to launch on T-Mobile in the US, but there's no word on UK plans.

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